To protect the vRealize Automation nodes from a host-level failure, configure vSphere DRS to run the virtual machines of vRealize Automation on different hosts in the first vSphere cluster of the management domain. After that, you configure a VM group to define the startup order to ensure the vSphere High Availability powers on the vRealize Automation virtual machines in the correct order.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and expand the sfo01-m01dc data center.
  3. Select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
  4. Create the anti-affinity rule for the vRealize Automation virtual machines.
    1. In the left pane, select Configuration > VM/Host rules and click Add.
    2. In the Create VM/Host rule dialog box, configure these settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      anti-affinity-rule-vra

      Enable rule

      Selected

      Type

      Separate Virtual Machines

      Members

      • vra01svr01a

      • vra01svr01b

      • vra01svr01c

  5. Create a virtual machine group for the vRealize Automation cluster nodes.
    1. In the left pane, select Configuration > VM/Host groups and click Add.
    2. In the Create VM/Host group dialog box, configure these settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances

      Type

      VM Group

      Members

      • vra01svr01a

      • vra01svr01b

      • vra01svr01c

  6. Create a rule to power on the cross-region Workspace ONE Access nodes before the vRealize Automation nodes.
    1. Select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
    2. In the left pane, select Configuration > VM/Host rules.
    3. Click Add VM/host rule, enter these values, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      SDDC Cloud Automation

      Enable rule

      Selected

      Type

      Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines

      The VM dependency restart condition must be met before continuing to

      Cross-Region Workspace ONE Access Virtual Appliances

      On restart for VM group

      vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances